21 December 2009

Magnolia Tilda with Christmas cracker

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good weekend and getting there with everything for Christmas. We haven’t ventured out…..to much snow which has turned to ice! A card today for My time to craft where the challenge this time is Yuletide Greetings. I’ve stamped the cute Magnolia Tilda with Christmas cracker and water coloured her with Ranger distress inks. The Woodware sentiment is stamped with versafine brown ink, I added stickles and cut out with an oblong nestabilities die. Punched a hole for the ribbon with a Stampin’ Up! slot punch (thanks Dena x) then threaded through the gingham ribbon around the lovely Magnolia gingerbread paper. There's some distressing on the paper, doodling and faux stitching. TFL and take care if you’re out in the ice today.


Mo said...

Dear Chris, your card is adorable, your colortechnique unique and the photo with the background and snowflakes so festive..., 100% gorgeous!

Anesha said...

Stunning card!!! Love the colouring, just pops. Beautiful photo also. Have a wonderful Christmas. Anesha :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

It's fab Chris..had to look twice to see if it was decoupage the colouring is so fab. And saty in - apart from ice and snow, OMG everywhere is incredibly busy!!

Wendalyn said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous I love the coloring and background is a great idea..

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris this card is a real cracker, Tilda is beautifully coloured and the design and colours are gorgeous. I want to wish you a wonderful Xmas and a Happy New Year, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

mckinkle said...

What a stunning card Chris, your colouring is just magic! Oh shes beautiful!

I also love your festive light, it looks gorgeous too!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Keryn x

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous card,Chris.....looks great against your festive background. Merry Christmas to you.

Fiona said...

Lovely work Chris, great colours you have chosen - it looks so festive. Fab colouring and faux stitching as ever.
Fiona x

Tessa said...


Julie said...

Gorgeous card Chris and a fab photo too, love the lights in the background. Have a lovely Christmas.

stephanne said...

I adore your colouring, there is so much dimension and layers of shading and colours, I love to stare into them and try to decode which inks you've layered and where!! Fabulously amazing!!
Happy Holidays!!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Chris,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ludkasz said...

amazing card:)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is great! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Fru Larsen said...

Wow, how wonderful your cards are, and i just love your coloring, i wish i hade those skills!

Merry Christmas
Fru Larsen (Mrs Larsen)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, such a sweet Tilda and the gingham ribbon is gorgeous, such a festive little card :) Donna x

Kim said...

Oh my goodness this is AMAZING Chris! I just love your coloring it's always so stunning and breath taking! I wish you lived next door so I could take lessons from you! :) Happy Holidays to you and your family hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow Chris, your card is absolutely stunning, I just love it. Love how you have used the kraft card, isn't it just fabulous, you don't need much when you use kraft ! Beautiful image which is coloured so, so beautifully as always. Love your photography too - very clever.

I finally received my slot punch yesterday - exactly a week after you ! You will see me "slotting" everywhere now no doubt !!!

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Keeping my fingers crossed that we will be getting together again next year for a good ole natter !

Huge hugs,

Jo xxx

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Chris
Adorable image, your colouring and details are fabulous!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!

Karen x

Kathy said...

WOW Christ this is just gorgeous!!! Your coloring is insane!! But in a good way!! Love the colors and design of your card!! So pretty!!
Also I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!
Thanks for all the inspiration!

Tara said...

Such a fabulous festive card Chris!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy 2010.
Big hugs my friend, Tara xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Chris this is so utterly adorable!
She is so beautifully coloured and I love your gorgeous design!
Happy Christmas!
kim x

Kim Dellow said...

Totally gorgeous Chris, just lovely. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Kim

Chrissie said...

I think you've managed to outdo yourself with this little stunner Chris!
I've so enjoyed visiting you this year and I look forward to more of your lovely creations in 2010.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

creacora said...

so thats a beautiful card Chris the colouring you did is so wonderful !!!

a Merry christmas for you and your family !

Georgia said...

Absolutely fantastic Chris - such a festive card and this little Tilda looks so fab the way you've coloured her! I love it! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and Happy New Year! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
Just stopping by to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Your card is stunning by the way!
Hugs Lynsey x

Martine said...

ooo this is beautiful sweetie :), i LOVE the way you have taken the photo, sooo warm and cosy :), Also just wanted to pop by and wish you a very merry christmas, i hope that you and your family have a lovely one :), Take care darlin



Caroline said...

Beautiful card Chris, it is a little piece of art.
Wishing you a very merry christmas and all the best for 2010 and a thank you for the sweet card you sent xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Chris:)
Merry Christmas` Have a fab time
Many Blessings to you and yours:)x

Only by His Grace said...

Wow!!! Fabulous card and colouring. I love how you colour around Tilda with that mottly effect. Really beautiful. This Tilda is such a nice one.
Hugs Marion

Nixe07 said...

Such a stunning card dear Chris.
I wish you and your family a wonderful christmas and a very happy new year.

Michelle said...

Wonderful work as always Chris. Hope you had a great day and wishing you all you would wish for yourself in 2010
x Michelle

~ Ali ~ said...

Wow picking jaw off the floor. this is stunning Chris. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

Suzie Q said...

what an amazing card your colouring is exquisite you are very talented. great backdrop too it looks so christmasy hope you had a lovely christmas
Suzie Qx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers, Chris, this just pops off my screen and into my heart! This is such a cutie of a stamp, and your coloring of it is nothing short of brilliant. I love your backgrounds, I am always mentioning them, but they really make the images stand out that much more. Gorgeous card girlie!!